Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Special Thanks! Blog Hop!


Hey y'all! Welcome to the 'Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking' Special Thanks, blog hop!!! You should have arrived from Libby Hickson's blog.

I certainly made a card, but before I get to that, I want to share with you how Paper Crafts & Scrapbook had changed my life...(I know there's lots of hopping to do, so I'm gonna try it keep it short.)

I had always been of fan of PC&S (or just Paper Crafts, when I started reading them). Looking through the magazines always inspired me. Though, I did always question, could I be that good at this card making thing?...

At some point I finally worked up enough courage to try submitting cards. Though none ever got chosen, it never detoured me from still following my passion. Then, I saw this little not so little challenge called Stamping Royalty. Being determined, I went for it. Well, nothing. Nada. Zip. I didn't win. Though, that was okay to me. I just thought I would continue to push myself. So, the next year I went for it again. Nope. Nothing. No winner here. And again, that was okay. I still continued along. Okay, here we go again...three times a charm, right?! (and 3 is my all time number. *little fact: if you ever look closely at my cards, you'll almost always see things in groups of three with gems/etc.)

Okay, so back to being my third time trying for Stamping Royalty. Well, sit down, because I won on my third time trying!!! :) Yep. I actually won! I couldn't believe it! Talk about a happy dance! My husband had no clue what the heck just happened, let alone what I was doing! lol And the news came right before my birthday...talk about a present! :) After taking it all in, I realized that my dream was no longer a dream, but a reality.

So, then we flash forward 2 years later and seeing the Stamping Royalty contest again, I thought I'd give it go. Well...What would the chances be, that I could win Stamping Royalty twice?!...Apparently, it is possible. ;) And that my friends, is why you should never let anything stop you. Don't second guess yourself, just go for it!

Through all the ups and downs, of submitting cards over and over again, good amazing things can happen! I can honestly say, if it weren't for PC&S I wouldn't be where I am today. After all, this whole blog of mine started because of them. And they opened so many doors for me, that I would have never known!


In return I thank you, PC&S. Thank you for everything!!! You have no idea how much you have touched me...know, you will always have a soft spot in my heart. And perhaps at times, I'll have to rock those crowns!?! ;)

Wherever the road leads, enjoy your journey!

Hugs
<3

Okay, so maybe that wasn't a short post?... ;) Now, you'll want to head on over to Yoosun Hur's blog!

Thanks for stopping on by!
Enjoy!

35 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card to honor this beloved magazine. LOVE your sentiment...we must have been channeling one another, as I used the same words. =)

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  2. So gorgeous Shelly!! Love the flowers!!!

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  3. Great story Shelly!! You are Mega talented!! Your card is amazing!!!

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  4. Love this beautiful CAS card, Shelly. As I progress along the hop, I see just how much PC&S has had an impact on well, pretty much 100% of us out here in blogland. So sad to see them go...Your post and card are lovely tributes. Bev

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  5. Shelly! Whew, up to your blog...love your post chickie and your card...it's perfect.

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  6. Gorgeous card!! Love the white space and the bright flower!!

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  7. What a sweet card! I love how you used those flowers! Such a sweet post too!

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  8. wow this is a gorgeous card.. i love that flower..

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  9. Such a sweet post, Shelly. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I felt some tears while reading your up and down journey. And I love your CAS yet lovely card!! May

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  10. Such a beautiful card Shelly! I love hearing everyone's happy stories about the magazine!

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  11. Awesome post Shelly!!! What a Gorgeous card :)

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  12. Shelly love your card and love your post. You are Stamping Royalty my friend!

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  13. Amazing journey! I adore your clean creation. Beautiful pop of color.

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  14. Hey Shelly!! Isn't amazing how much this magazine has shaped our lives. I love your story. Your card is amazing too. I love the simplicity of it. Your flower is amazing. Nicely done.

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  15. Love it when dreams come true because you persevered! And I love the cluster of 3 little hearts on your great card.

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  16. Sweet card...love those flowers.

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  17. Fabulous story. Congratulations on your perseverance and your success. Love your card today too.

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  18. I loved reading your story, Shelly! One of the things I learned from PC&S was that just because our work is not selected does not mean it is not good enough - persistence pays off. ;-) Your card is lovely, pretty and perfect CAS.

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  19. Hehe...it wasn't that short a post but I had to read it...lol ...Nice to know the story behind the 3s. You are the queen of CAS perfection. Such a sweet card!

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  20. Fabulous one layer card, those are tricky! Wonderful post!

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  21. SWEETEST card and post, Shelly!! Love that PC and S "discovered" you and your big talent! HUGS!

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  22. Beautiful card and I love your story!

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  23. Third times a charm! Love this pretty card and your post about PC&S.

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  24. Fabulous post and a gorgeous CAS card !

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  25. Seriously, Shelly, how could you NOT be Stamping Royalty?! You totally ROCK that crown!! And l love your card ... it's got a definite 70s vibe going on with those colors and the cross hatch pattern. I'm quite sure I have some fabric like that from my childhood!

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  26. Amazing flower stamped with red ink Shelly..your card is adorable and always CAS..I love this much..

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  27. Missed this one. Love this one. So retro! Fun reading about your crown(s) ;)

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